San Antonio Spurs Head Out On Their Rodeo Road Trip

By Greg Cohen
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The San Antonio Rodeo is one of the biggest rodeo and livestock shows in the entire country. The event at the AT&T Center brings in about 1.5 million people per year and forces the San Antonio Spurs to play away games for two weeks in February. Starting on the third, the Spurs will play nine straight road games all over the country before returning home on February 26 to take on the Detroit Pistons and two other home games.

For an event to be big enough to displace an NBA team for almost a month, San Antonio Rodeo tickets become some of the hottest tickets in San Antonio every year. The “Rodeo Road Trip,” as it’s referred to every year for the Spurs, will have the team travel almost 9,000 miles to stops in Brooklyn, Detroit and Los Angeles, among others. Over the course of the road trip, San Antonio Spurs tickets have an average price of $102.86, which makes the average Spurs game more expensive than the average price across every session for San Antonio Rodeo tickets, which have an average price of $97.

The AT&T Center will still have some big stars performing while the Spurs are away. Each session of the Rodeo has a different musical act set to perform. The highest-priced day is Feb. 8 which features two separate shows by Tim McGraw. The afternoon McGraw show has an average price of $150 while the evening show has an average of $186. The average price across all shows this year is down 15% from the event last year, which saw performances from Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith and Reba McEntire. The price of San Antonio Rodeo tickets this year are the lowest in three years, with 2012 being the highest of those three.

Later in March, Houston will have its own rodeo and livestock show as well. Houston Rodeo tickets over the course of the event are just above San Antonio with an average price of $98. The Houston Rodeo had over two million attendees last year, just eclipsing last year’s total in San Antonio. The Houston Rodeo also has one more advantage over San Antonio as the Houston Rockets don’t have evacuate their building when the Rodeo is taking place. The Houston Rodeo will be taking place in Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, leaving the Toyota Center and the availability of Rockets tickets on a normal schedule in March.

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